Chili Pepper’s home destroyed in Malibu blaze


tPF Bish
Jul 7, 2006
4-bedroom house owned by bassist Flea was on the market for $4.8 million

updated 7:36 p.m. ET, Mon., Nov. 26, 2007

MALIBU, Calif. - Flea isn’t soured on living on Malibu, even though another house the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist owns in the coastal enclave was among those destroyed in the weekend’s wildfires, a spokeswoman said.
“Obviously he’s very upset,” said Gayle Fine, a spokeswoman for band manager Q Prime Inc.
Flea, whose real name is Michael Balzary, had been trying to sell the rental property, Fine said. He lives in another Malibu home farther north that was untouched by the flames, she said.

“I know he loves living there,” she said.
A real estate listing advertised the destroyed four-bedroom home for $4.8 million and described it as a “private 2.4 acre compound” set “in a botanical paradise.”
It was among 53 homes leveled by the blaze, which erupted Saturday.
Balzary, 45, is a founding member of the Chili Peppers, which released their first album in 1984.


Firefighters from Los Angeles County and Riverside County douse hotspots Sunday, Nov. 25, at the home of Michael "Flea" Balzary, of the rock band The Red Hot Chili Peppers, that burned to the ground in Malibu, Calif. Balzary owned the home but was not living there at the time of the fire.



Sep 5, 2006
That's really terrible. I can't imagine losing everything in a fire or other disaster.